Saudi authorities offered deal to Sheikh Suleiman al-Ulwan. He refused it
Publication time: 5 October 2013, 15:56
Sources in Saudi Arabia reported that after Sheikh Suleiman al-Ulwan was sentenced to a prison term of 15 years, he was asked to give up two things in return for immediate release and cessation of persecution;
1) Declare that the rulers of Saudi Arabia are legitimate rulers of the Muslims.
2) Declare that the courts of Saudi Arabia are ruled by Sharia, and not by the whims of kings (not according to the Law of Allah).
On receiving the proposal, the Sheikh replied: Even if you cut off my head, I will not say that!
We ask Allah to help our scholar and humiliate all his opponents as they deserve it. These are our Imams, each of them passes tarbiyah as per Prophet Joseph (pbuh)!
Sheikh Sulaiman ibn Nasir ibn Abdullah al-Ulwan is one of the most respected Islamic scholars of our time.
He was arrested in 2004 for refusing to issue a fatwa pleasing the royal regime. Up until December 2012, he was held in prison incommunicado, even with his relatives. He spent of most of the time in solitary confinement.
He was released in December 2012
However, a few months later, he was arrested again for preaching Islam.
Here you can read the fatwa of Sheikh al-Ulwan about martyrdom operations in Palestine and Chechnya.
On October 3, at 9:00 am, a court hearing was held in Riyadh – Saudi tyrants sentenced Sheikh al-Ulwan to 15 years in prison.
The website published photos of the residents of the province Qasim who meet the scholar at the exit from the metropolitan court. Another photo captured a large group of Muslims who came to support the sheik. Saudi tyrants allowed to enter the courtroom to only four of them.
“When Sheikh left the court, he smiled, and his supporters began singing a nasheed dedicated to him, as they believed that he was acquitted of some charges. Praise be to Allah, the Sheikh was happy with all what Allah bestowed upon him”, said the statement. In this video, you can view an anti-Saudi demonstration for ceasing the persecution of the Islamic scholar.
Students of Suleiman al-Ulwan also provide information about the judge who headed the case of Sheikh – the name of the “judge” is Fahd al-Humaydani. It was he who sentenced the Sheikh to 15 years in prison. Here is a photo of the Saudi thug.
It is to be recalled that Sheikh al-Ulwan was released after the Mujahideen of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) demanded to free from the prisons all Ulema inmates and preachers (among these names was the name of al-Ulwan, Fahd, Khudayr and Khalid al-Rashid) in exchange for the release of the Saudi Consul al-Khalidi, captured by the Mujahideen in Aden (the consul gave several interviews in which he denounced the Saudi anti-Islamic policies).
Sheikh Suleiman al-Ulwan is known for his firm stance in supporting the Mujahideen. The Islamic scholar was accused of allegedly staying “behind the September 11 attacks” in New York. In his sermons, he called for Jihad against the west, for which he was arrested.
Shaikh al-Ulwan is one of the most knowledgeable Ulema of the world today.